15/02/12: Congratulations Momentum on your launch today! Click here for the launch press release!
Updated 18/08/11 at 5pm. In a brilliant follow-up to my previous post about Carina Press, the digital-only imprint of Harlequin we now have exciting news about an Australian initiative! Pan Macmillan Australia today announced the launch of Momentum, their digital-only imprint.
The first digital-only imprint from a major Australian Publishing House, the list will go live in February 2012. It’s headed by one of the Pan Macmillan directors, Tom Gilliatt and the list will be managed by publisher Joel Naoum.
Gilliatt is quoted in their press release as saying:
‘The growing Australian and global market for ebooks opens up major opportunities for publishers and authors. Momentum, with its digital-only focus, is a hugely exciting new venture that’s been created to capitalise on these opportunities. In Joel Naoum Momentum has a new generation of publisher – innovative in his publishing vision; a true native of the global digital age in his outlook; and a highly skilled and passionate advocate of traditional editorial values.’
“We intend to distribute our titles through the same channels as Pan Macmillan, though we’re aiming for global territorial rights in most cases so our books will be going out to a bigger audience.”
Update 30/01/12: You can hear Joel Naoum interviewed on Radio National today via this podcast.
Update 24/04/12: This is part one of a two-part interview with Joel Naoum by Read in a Sitting: